|Nearly twenty years ago, church and lay leaders
perceived a need in our community for professional counseling that
integrated current mental health practices with a Christian world
view. This occurred at a time when the field of Christian
counseling was beginning to emerge. Associates in Christian Counseling
was founded within that spirit and tradition.
In 1991, ACC incorporated as a 501(C) (3) not-for-profit organization.
Our founding director, Dr. Joseph T. Verga, continues to lead ACC
with the support our Board of Directors and
a dedicated staff of sixteen.
From the beginning, ACC was envisioned as a resource to meet the needs
of our clients regardless of limitations in their finances or health
insurance. ACC’s not-for-profit status enables us to raise funds
and receive tax-deductible donations*, both essential to fulfilling
our mission, and sustaining the Client Assistance Fund.
Our financial support comes from client fees and donations. Many of
these gifts are received through our annual
banquet. We also receive support from mission committees and outreach
funds of local churches. Over the years we have been privileged to
receive grants from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the Richard
J. Reynolds III & Marie M. Reynolds Foundation, and the Winston-Salem
Foundation, that have helped further our organizational advancement.
Individuals in this community, however, remain our greatest source